Tewkesbury Park Hotel open for business after fire


A fire broke out at Tewskesbury Park Hotel last week, but the manager has insisted it’s still business as usual for the 94-bed four-star boutique.

Last week a fire broke out in the roof area of a non-used part of the property and all 43 guests and 20 members of staff had to be quickly evacuated as four fire engines controlled the blaze.

General manager Patrick Jones has told reassured locals and guests that the hotel is running as usual.

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Its restaurants, gold club and leisure complex all remain unaffected by the blaze, as well as the bedrooms.

The hotel is currently undergoing a £1m refurbishment project, which has seen the development of nine new luxury suites, all of which were unaffected in the fire and are still on course to be completed by early next month.

The fire began at around 6pm and the guests were able to return to their rooms by 8.30pm that same evening.

It is not yet known what started the fire but the hotel’s owners and management team have said that they will be working closely with the Fire Service to establish the cause.

It is not thought to be suspicious.

The creation of the nine new luxury bedroom suites is part of a £3m overall refurbishment programme which has transformed all 94 bedrooms, the public lounges, and the indoor pool area over the last 12 months.

Additional work on the hotel’s main reception area will start in April.